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Top News from the Food Front: Righteous Research, Processed Poison, AgriBiz Aggro, and a Vegetarian Ruckus

This week’s top stories bring some nifty research to the table: meat and diabetes, school lunches and student health, Alzheimer’s and herbs! The FDA tries some more baby steps towards regulating dangerous stuff in our food — what a neat idea! — and processed foods reach a new low, sending children to the emergency room. GMO apples that resist turning brown won’t save the world; but they’re the hot new biotech item, and the USDA seeks public comment about it. Also, cattle ranchers hate Joan Jett — read on to find out why!

Bt Toxin From Genetically Modified Corn Found in U.S. Streams

As if industrial agriculture wasn’t polluting water enough with manufactured chemical pesticides, now researchers have discovered that U.S. streams are also contaminated with insecticides genetically engineered into plants. According to a study published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Bt toxin from GMO corn is finding its way into streams.

Hungry For Shrimp? Read This First

Finding sustainable sources of seafood is becoming increasingly difficult.Β  Should you buy farmed or wild caught?Β  And what are the most sustainable choices?Β  I’ve talked about sustainable seafood before, and [ … ]

Pest Control in the Organic Garden

You’ve worked hard getting that garden planted and tending it with care, but inevitably nature takes its course and the bugs find those veggies. Is it any surprise they’d want [ … ]